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Jubilee Medal 1897. London Metropolitan Council Fire Brigade reverse (Thomas S. Clark)

Important: The recipient held a '2nd Mates Ticket', and had more then 5 years 'Foreign' sea-going service prior to joining the London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Note: Experienced former Merchant Seamen were actively recruited by the London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade, with view to serving on the Fire Tugs / Fire Floats on the River Thames, London Docklands etc

Thomas Smith Clark, the son of Robert Clark (a farmer), and Elizabeth Clark (nee Smith) was a native of Wester Ednie, St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where he was born on 5 June 1865. Prior to joining the London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Thomas had been a Second Mate on merchant navy vessels engaged in 'Foreign Trade'. By the time he had obtained his Second Mate's Ticket on 28 May 1887, Thomas had accumulated more than 5 years foreign sea-going experience, and was not yet 22 years of age. A list of the ships and ship owners he worked for, is extant and is held at the National Archives. Thomas joined the London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade sometime after 1887, and became a career 'Firefighter' thereafter, serving firstly with the L.C.C. Metropolitan Fire Brigade, and ending his career as Captain of the Wealdstone Fire Brigade. On 9 August 1891 he married Clara Martha Evans, who was the daughter of a Fireman (Robert Henry Evans)

The National Census for England & Wales, show that Thomas was a serving member of the London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade from at least 1891, being shown in each of the three census in 1891, 1901 & 1911, as a member of the Fire Brigade, residing at below places / stations respectively;

- 1891: 69 Watling Street, Parish of St Mary Aldermary, City of London
- 1901: 38 High Street, Civil Parish of Islington, London
- 1911: Council Offices, Peel Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex

The 1911 Census shows him residing with his wife and 2 x children at Council Offices, Peel Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex, shown as recorded as a Met F. B. Pensioner & 'Captain' Wealdstone Fire Brigade

The medal fitted with a customised mounting bar on riband (sans pin)

A most interesting Fire Brigade recipient, who ended his long and distinguished career as 'Captain' of the Wealdstone Fire Brigade

Condition: VF

Code: 18031Price:


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Coronation Medal 1937

Issued for the Coronation of King George V

Condition: About EF

Code: 17874Price: 35.00 GBP


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Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GVI issue (Const. George Roberts.)

Sold together with official card box of issue complete with rank, name and Police Force details '61 Lothian and Peebles, Const. George Roberts'

Virtually uncirculated condition with long length of silk riband as issued

Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GVI issue (Const. George Roberts.)

Sold together with official card box of issue complete with rank, name and Police Force details '61 Lothian and Peebles, Const. George Roberts'

Virtually uncirculated condition with long length of original silk riband, and the medal contained in grease proof wrapper within card box of issue

The Lothian and Peebles Constabulary was a relatively short-lived Scottish Police Force, only existing between 1950 - 1973. The force was created in 1950 by the amalgamation of 4 x hitherto distinct and independent Police Forces namely; Haddingtonshire (restyled East Lothian), formed in 1832; Linlithgowshire (restyled West Lothian) formed 1840; Edinburghshire (restyled Mid Lothian) formed 1840, and Peebles-shire which latter was established in 1841

Constable George Roberts, would have spent most - if not all - of his 22 years qualifying unblemished police service with one of the four former independent forces prior to the amalgamation in 1950

When the Scottish Police Forces were regionalised In 1975, the Lothian and Peebles Constabulary amalgamated with the 'Berwwick Roxburgh & Selkirk Contabulary', and the City of Edinburgh Police to become the 'Lothian & Borders Police', one of then 8 police forces in Scotland

On 1 April 2013, all of Scotland's former regional police forces were merged to form a single national police force, 'Police Service Scotland'

Condition: EF

Code: 18029Price: 65.00 GBP


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Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GVI issue (Const. John Watt.)

Sold together with official card box of issue complete with rank, name and Police Force details '41 Stirling and Clackmannan, Const. John Watt'

Medal fitted with long length of riband

The medal to Constable John Watt was one of the very first batch of Police L.S.G.C.'s medal awarded to the 'Stirling & Clackmannan Constabulary', the award being recorded in the 'Falkirk Herald' issue of 1 December 1951, that contained an article about the very first presentations of the recently created Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal - awarded for 22 years unblemished service - to men of the 'Stirling & Clackmannan Contabulary'. At that time 48 x medals were awarded to the Force, of which 19 were presented to men of the local 'Falkirk & District' sub-divisions, including Constable John Watt who is showing as having served with the Falkirk police

Condition: EF

Code: 18028Price: 65.00 GBP


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Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GVI issue (Sergt. Alec Fudge.)

Sold together with official card box of issue complete with rank, name and Police Force details '28 Dorset, Sergt. Alec Fudge.'

Medal fitted with original long length of silk riband, as issued

Alec Fudge, the son of Enos Fudge & his wife Ellen Fanny Fudge, was a native of Stalbridge, Dorset, England, where he was born on 28 February 1900. The 1911 National Census for England & Wales, record Alec as living at Oborne, Castleton, Dorset, England, with his father, mother, and 3 x sibling brothers (Leslie, Ronald & Charles). Police work was evidently in the blood of Alec, as his father was a Police Constable before him (the 1911 Census refers) and at least one other of Alec's brothers also joined and served with the Dorset Constabulary - the Fudge family's various Police careers being frequently reported in the local newspapers over several decades! During the Great War, Alec was living with his family in Bourton, Dorset, and he was for a time employed as a 'Turner'. On 4 October 1918, at the age of 18 years, he enlisted in the British Army, being posted to "B'' Training Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Alec did not serve overseas during the Great War and in the vent his Army service was short-lived due to the end of hostilities on 11 November 1918. Alec was transferred to the Army Reserve on 21 February 1919. Sometime during the second quarter of 1929, Alec married Edith M King, at Wimborne, Dorset. The 'Western Gazette' issue of 30 September 1938, includes details of a criminal case, that Constable Alec Fudge was involved in, and his promotion to Sergeant occurred shortly thereafter, as the '1939 Register' shows Alec resident at 5, Argyle Road, Swanage, Dorset, with his occupation shown as Police Sergeant. The 'Western Gazette' issue of 22 August 1947, reported the transfer of Sergeant Alec Fudge, from Upwey, to Sherborne, Dorset. Alec Fudge, of 27 Churchfield Road, Poole, Dorset, England, died there on 27 October 1974.

Note: The 'Western Gazette' issue of 25 February, 1949, contained an article, referring to Alec's younger brother Ronald Fudge, then a Motor Patrol Officer at Bridport, Dorset, being posted to Sherborne, Dorset, where he would serve in the same station as his brother Sergeant Alec Fudge. Ronald had an exemplary police service, and was a holder of the Kings Police Medal (K.P.M.) for 'Gallantry', awarded to him in respect of an act of gallantry he had performed at Dorchester, in over-powering an armed 'Borstal Boy' who had escaped from Portland - during the act of conspicuous gallantry the armed 'Borstal Boy' had shot at P.C. Ronald Fudge, with a revolver. Ronald's K.P.M. 'For Gallantry' was gazetted per London Gazette issue of 1 January 1945

Condition: EF

Code: 17937Price: 65.00 GBP


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Colonial Police Long Service &Good Conduct Medal. GV 2nd type (511 Const. Selladorai.)

Naming is officially engraved in the correct block stiple style for medals award to this force in the 1930's

The recipient was a Constable holding warrant number 511 while serving as a member of the Ceylon Police Force. By ehtnicity he was a member of the ethnic 'Tamil' community

A scarce obverse issue of this medal to find on the market

Condition: VF

Code: 17750Price: 175.00 GBP

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